Linguistics: a Very Short Introduction

By: P. H. Matthews


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Linguistics: a Very Short Introduction

By: P. H. Matthews

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Publication Date - Jun 2003

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ISBN: 9780192801487

Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guidebegins his discussion with the oldest, 'arts' end of the subject and moves chronologically through to the newest research - the 'science' aspects.A series of short thematic chapters look in turn at such areas as the prehistory of languages and their common origins, language and evolution, language in time and space (the nature of change inherent in language), grammars and dictionaries (how systematic is language?), and phonetics. Explicationof the newest discoveries pertaining to language in the brain completes the coverage of all major aspects of linguistics from a refreshing and insightful angle.

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